Most RequestedPrograms

The New Mexico Department of Health works in many ways to promote, preserve and protect your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you.

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Birth & Death Certificates

Our Vital Records office collects, processes, corrects and issues copies of birth and death certificates.

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Medical Cannabis Program

Ensures patients have safe access to medicine for a number of qualifying health conditions, and licenses non-profit producers and dispensaries in the state.

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and our Public Health Division.

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Immunization Program

Request copies for shot records as well as child and adult immunization information.

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Health Facility Licensing & Certification

Our Division of Health Improvement licenses health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

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Developmental Disabilities

Our Developmental Disabilities Support Division provides service and support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Stay in the KnowLatest News


Department of Health Reports Feline Rabies Case in Roosevelt County
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today reports an unvaccinated cat in Roosevelt County has been diagnosed with rabies and reminds owners to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies.


Department of Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in New Mexico
The first human case of West Nile virus infection in New Mexico in 2019 has been confirmed in a 42-year-old woman from Doña Ana County. The woman required hospitalization and is recovering from the disease.

What's Happening at DOHFeatured Events


NMAC 7.30.5 Public Hearing (Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention)
Harold Runnels Building
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The hearing will be held on August 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Harold Runnels Building, located at 1190 St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


NMAC 7.30.14 Public Hearing (Mandatory Concussion Recognition, Response, and Prevention Education)
Harold Runnels Building
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The hearing will be held on August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Harold Runnels Building, located at 1190 St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Message from the Cabinet SecretaryKathyleen M. Kunkel

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has a strong and enduring commitment to creating conditions which enable the people of New Mexico to thrive. We are committed to improving health status, and to ensuring the availability of and equitable access to high quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.

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